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Monday, June 22, 2009

rockin' tacos


C
an you keep up with me because I know I cant. Lately I have had the good fortune of having to cook a lot and nothing makes me happier than making people happy and nothing makes me happier than that than rising up to the varied requests that get thrown at me. Now after all that I present to you food I could make with my eyes closed.



Tacos are fun, tacos are easy and tacos make people happy.



These mixed seafood tacos came together way too easy. I grilled a mix of scallops, calamari and shrimp that had been seasoned with a blend of secret spices along with some onions that I let turn to a caramel goo. Generous slices of tomato as well as jalapeno and cilantro made these tacos so tasty with only a squeeze or two of lime.



If this wasnt enough I decided it was time to go to crazy town for some dessert.



Apple bananas with peanut butter and chocolate zapped in the nuker for a few seconds and then I hit them with a little whipped cream but it was an after thought and didnt make it for the photo session. I think next time I will sprinkle some little bacon pieces all around and call the whole thing 'The Elvis' -

53 comments:

Gina said...

Doggy...I'm still laughing at the comment you left on my blog...LOL>>LOL>>>

Pooja said...

Wow mixed seafood tacos look great! My favourite seafood items all in one! And that stuffed banana is amazing :)

Kitt said...

Nope, can't keep up with you! That's some tasty-looking meal.

Jenn said...

Seafood taco sounds really good right about now. i need to get me some calamari, stat!!

The chocolate on that plat kinda looks like rorschach picture.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Those pictures make me happy ...

5 Star Foodie said...

It is getting hard to keep up with you for sure :) The tacos look excellent and I love the idea of a stuffed banana - that would definitely be popular at my house!

snowelf said...

This is why I love you, DoggyB--I never would have thought to make calamari tacos, but they look fantastic!! If I am ever back in NY, I'll pay you to cook me a meal--I'm sure it would be better than any restaurant I could go to there.

--snow

Joan Nova said...

That's my kind of taco -- so fresh looking.

doggybloggy said...

gina: it was a divine intervention

pooja: yeah, I said why stop at a fish taco when you can go all the way...

kitt: I have been a posting fool lately

jenn: hook it up....

TW: making you happy makes me happy

5 star: I am 849 posts and gunning for 1000 by years end

snow: awwww snow that is the sweetest thing - I would cook for you for free after a compliment like that...

TavoLini said...

Ha! Great idea with the bananas!! All you need is some ice cream ;)

Those tacos look insane--I could eat calamari tacos all day, I do believe.

girlichef said...

Gorgeous taco!!

zoe said...

You had me at taco. Love this seafood mix taco! Great job with the dessert too! Easy and decadent!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You have to be faster than a speeding food processor to keep up with you these days. Those tacos look delicious - would never have thought of squid in a taco.

doggybloggy said...

tavolini: I almost did eat these tacos all day - they were that good

girli: that sounds like its rated PG13

zoe: the dessert is insanely easy...

linda: yup - on a whirlwind cooking spree...

oneshotbeyond said...

oooooo laaaaaaaaa laaaaaaa!

Marjie said...

See, my problem is I never make my food pretty. People eat too fast. I think I'd have some upset customers if I served dessert in a banana skin; they're strange like that.

The Duo Dishes said...

Calarmari and shrimp! That sounds like the best seafood taco ever...better than plain 'ol fish.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Those taco's do look yummy!

I love taco's and could never get tired of them. I love your pictures!

foodcreate said...

Perfect! Monday night Tacos !

Thanks for great recipe:)

Have A Great Monday!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE tacos!

Anette said...

A taco festival! I'll be right over!

Belle said...

Those seafood taco's are great. We aren't big on taco's here in Britain at all. I do make lots of pita's with various fillings. The only taco's we get are tacky ones in a box!

doggybloggy said...

oneshot: and va va va voom too

marjie: now who made them strange like that? hmmmmmmmmmmm

duo: this is a kicked up version....

jenn@slim: I can never get tired of them either

foodcreate: thanks and a happy monday to you too

TBD: ME TOO

anette: if you hurry you might make it by tomorrow....

doggybloggy said...

belle: always sneaking past - what, no tacos in britain?!- time to open up shop

Sara said...

I would have never thought to put calamari in a taco, but it's such a great idea!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My freaking goodness. You have been one busy cook! I am amazed at all of the wonderful foods you have prepared. The shrimp tacos are over the top! AS if that weren't enough, your apple banana dessert is just plain crazy goodness!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Seafood tacos are definitely worth a try! I actually have some tortilla wraps at home....

buffalodick said...

Those tacos are off the wall cool, the banana dessert is off the ceiling cool...

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Those seafood tacos look delicious!

Cynthia said...

I think I need to come and vacation at your place because you are cooking a heck of a lot and you are right, we can't keep up with you. Now that is the kind of filling I would delight in for a taco!

lisaiscooking said...

I want some of those tacos! Dessert doesn't look bad either.

doggybloggy said...

sara: mixed seafood - thats the norm... now taco - that was a last minute idea

KatherineA: get out...you made a pie lure that was out of this world...its like some kind of bait....

angie: hook them up

buff: you lost me there - walls -ceilings - what are you trying to say exactly...

hummmigbird: hey welcome to the melee

cynthia: I need to open up a bed and breakfast....thats also open for lunch and dinner..

lisais: you could make these in two short whistles....

Reeni♥ said...

We'll never be able to make awesome seafood tacos like this without your secret spices! I guess you can expect us all for dinner. Candy apple bananas? Never heard of them but I love 'em!

burpandslurp said...

That dessert ROCKS! And so does the tacos. I wish I could make such delicious stuff with my eyes closed too. Since it's that easy for you, perhaps you could whip up a few extras for me next time...;-)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How do you continue to make the coolest food on the planet? These look out of this world. I would have never dreamed of using calamari, although we love it fried or in a salad from one of Patricia Wells cookbooks. Great idea.
Your rockin' tacos are marvelous - simply marvelous.
Sam

snugs said...

come make me happy!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Doggy...you are so insane...I love it. Your tacos are fantastic but your banana concoction is over the top. Great job.

Leela said...

Wow, these tacos will make me really happy. Love the banana too - perfect late night snack. Also, good to see your tomatoes growing. Can't wait to see if the fruits live up to their fancy names.

tastestopping said...

Tacos do make people happy. In fact, we just used up some shrimp in exactly this fashion. So I have one suggestion: avocado. That's the only thing we added to ours compared to your recipe. And isn't it amazing how the lime juice just ties it all together? Mmmm, maybe we'll be doing them again this week...

Best,
Casey
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Helene said...

Wow what a tasty meal. I love tacos, expecially with seafood.

lk- Healthy Delicious said...

omg calamari in tacos?!?! bestest idea EVER!

Mely (mimk) said...

The Tacos! Excelentes! That is my kind of food.

Melissa said...

What yummy looking tacos and that dessert...Holy Wow! :)

Jennifer said...

Over the top! That is my kind of dinner!

oneordinaryday said...

That is one crazy dessert. You're really creative!!

gaga said...

Both of those look scrumptious. I especially love the way you presented the banana, so creative!

Jamie said...

Personally, I am having trouble keeping up, but as soon as I catch up I see a taco made with grilled calamari and shrimp? Wow! Love love it!

~Dana said...

I love all the names you come up with! You ROCK!

nora@ffr said...

love the idea. ye tacos sound absolutely delicious :)

pigpigscorner said...

The seafood tacos look so good and the stuffed banana is calling for me!

Chef Fresco said...

CALAMARI & TACOS! PERFECT!!!!

Kevin said...

Nice looking tacos! And the stuffed banana!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

My goodness, those tacos are amazing looking. Shrimp is in my top 5 of foods. Oh, by the by, I'm from NY myself but been in FL for over 10 years.

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